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  • n. Plural form of wharf.


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  • It certainly is the occasion of much over-speculation; but if the parties who speculate are ruined, provided the money has been laid out, as it usually is in America, upon real property -- such as wharfs, houses, etcetera. -- a new country becomes a gainer, as the improvements are made and remain, although they fall into other hands.

    Diary in America, Series One

  • But I did not go in the Beaver, which ship "wharfs" some two or three miles further ahead, at Holland River Landing, commonly called "the Landing," par excellence.

    Canada and the Canadians Volume I

  • The villagers are currently setting up a tent camp along the rocky shore line where the Navy intends to pour concrete to cover the rocks and tiny marine life to make their wharfs where the Aegis destroyers will be homeported.

    Call for Signatures Protesting Navy Base Construction that will Destroy Coral Reefs

  • She has worked as a store manager, a bank-teller, and as a clerk in a company that fixes bridges, wharfs, and piers, continuing to write poetry on the side.

    Personal Information for Sheila Craft

  • The proper plaintiffs include the private individuals whose beaches and wharfs have been blackened by the oil spill.

    Making Sense Of Monster Oil Spills

  • Brownstones popped up after the Civil War, and the bay, home to railroad piers and wharfs, was filled in and developed by the end of the 1860s, according to the Turtle Bay Association.

    Turtle Bay Draws Even More Than Diplomats

  • The south branch of the Chicago River would carry barge traffic, but with plenty of places for “delightful loitering” since the banks were modeled on Parisian quais, with streets overlooking lower-level wharfs.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Small houses occupied the cusp of land overlooking swamplands and the harbor wharfs.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • The backs of the factories opened onto great stone wharfs–loading docks where for generations human beings were stuffed into the holds of ships and dispatched to Cuba, Brazil, and the United States.


  • A dozen villages pass in the night, card parlors, tumbledown hotels, the skiffs of fishermen, lamps swinging above wharfs like wayward stars.

    Memory Wall


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